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Get inspired by Helen Gym…PAA Week Day 3
Read PAA’s 2017 survey report: “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice”
Follow-up resource list for parent survey participants
Archive of PAA newsletters from September 2016
Is there a PAA chapter or affiliate in your state?
JOIN US! Here’s how to start a PAA chapter!

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How did some African-Americans get on wrong side of ed reform?

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Karran Harper Royal at the SOS conference, August 4, 2012 in Washington DC, discusses how some African-Americans got on the wrong side of education reform. And how an you tell if you’re on the wrong side of reform: Does the policy shut down open debate? Does it remove the democratic process? Do parents get to elect the charter board? Do the policymakers have to focus on a villain, in this case, teachers and unions as the bogeyman?  Do they insist …

video: Karran Harper Royal and Jose Vilson at Netroots 2012

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Karran Harper Royal, parent advocate and a founding member of Parents Across America and PAA-NOLA, speaks at Netroots 2012 about how the model of privatization of education in New Orleans is not a model to be replicated and how she is organizing resistance to this myth. In addition, Jose Vilson talks about how the public release of the teacher data reports has helped mobilize teachers and anti-testing advocates in NYC.

video: Diane Ravitch speaks out at the AFT convention

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Diane Ravitch, our movement’s standard-bearer for real reform, at the AFT national conference On July 28, 2012. Why value-added evaluation based on test scores is junk science, and why firing teachers is not a school improvement strategy. Essential viewing for all.

video: Mario Savio on whether education is a business

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Mario Savio, student protester at UC Berkeley in 1964, with his eloquent critique of treating education as a business and students as “products.” His words are even more relevant today with the near total domination of the corporate reform mentality.

Video: ALEC's plot to raid our schools through virtual learning

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Parents Across America was one of the first organizations to shine a light on the nefarious activities of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council which promotes privatization of our schools, through charters, vouchers, and online learning. See the new video below, starring Karran Harper Royal, one of PAA’s founders, about how ALEC is pushing substandard virtual learning in state legislatures throughout the country, in order to reap huge corporate profits for the privateers and defraud our kids.

Video: ALEC’s plot to raid our schools through virtual learning

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Parents Across America was one of the first organizations to shine a light on the nefarious activities of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council which promotes privatization of our schools, through charters, vouchers, and online learning. See the new video below, starring Karran Harper Royal, one of PAA’s founders, about how ALEC is pushing substandard virtual learning in state legislatures throughout the country, in order to reap huge corporate profits for the privateers and defraud our kids.

Video: Arts Education is essential and builds 21st century skills

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Hilary Frambes, a PAA member from Ohio, made this video about the importance of arts education, which is being cut from many schools. Please watch and visit her website for more videos and information.

Parents give "Won't Back Down" movie trailer a thumbs down

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Press release * For immediate release June 14, 2012 Contacts: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters, NYC 917-435-9329 LeonieH@parentsacrossamerica.org Caroline Grannan, PAA member, San Francisco, CA, 415-412-5758 CarolineG@parentsacrossamerica.org Julie Woestehoff, Parents United for Responsible Education, Chicago, 773-538-1135 JulieW@parentsacrossamerica.org Parents Give “Won’t Back Down” Movie Trailer a Thumbs-Down “Parent trigger” reality distorted to fit corporate school reform message The trailer for “Won’t Back Down,” an upcoming film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter and Viola Davis, shows parent power triumphing over bad teachers …

Parents give “Won’t Back Down” movie trailer a thumbs down

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Press release * For immediate release June 14, 2012 Contacts: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters, NYC 917-435-9329 LeonieH@parentsacrossamerica.org Caroline Grannan, PAA member, San Francisco, CA, 415-412-5758 CarolineG@parentsacrossamerica.org Julie Woestehoff, Parents United for Responsible Education, Chicago, 773-538-1135 JulieW@parentsacrossamerica.org Parents Give “Won’t Back Down” Movie Trailer a Thumbs-Down “Parent trigger” reality distorted to fit corporate school reform message The trailer for “Won’t Back Down,” an upcoming film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter and Viola Davis, shows parent power triumphing over bad teachers …

"We are not experimental subjects, we are humans!"

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“And I think its time that you started treating us as such!” So said Xsavier Daniels, student at Lehman High School in the Bronx, one of the thirty of so schools that Mayor Bloomberg and the educrats at Tweed want to close and “turn around,” firing half the staff in the process. The below video was produced by Jaisal Noor of The Real News.